Honestly, I didn’t regret leaving the exquisite Butchart gardens for High tea at the Empress Hotel. That was a double win:
-this historic hotel – one of the oldest in Victoria, 1908- is a must visit and
-I absolutely relish this quintessentially English tradition : the array of savoury small sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, marmalade, colourful cakes and tea ☕️ poured from a beautiful teapot.
As here at the Original Store
There are no tables, nor seats
We’ll grab the cup of joe neat
And head towards the shore
Reaching there with no clue
How long will be the queue
We were spared the long line
Thank God it was after time
The 1912 Pike Place Starbucks store is commonly called the Original Starbucks store.
It has kept its original appearance since 1971 and is now a tourist attraction due to its historic significance.